Innovative Lighting and Igor Inc. partner to provide lighting control to building owners
Power-over-Ethernet technology used to connect lighting into the building IT infrastructure
Innovative Lighting and Igor, Inc have developed a lighting solution that employs Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to connect lighting into the building IT infrastructure. The lighting system provides operational cost savings while delivering lighting control to building owners. The lighting solution also eliminates the need for expensive high power wiring as well as a separate control system layered on top of the lighting system.
Through the use of highly efficient LED fixtures, the lighting system offers significant advantages over traditional office lighting sources. The need to run expensive high voltage wiring and conduit for lighting has been eliminated by utilizing Ethernet cabling to deliver power and data through the same cable. The system is outfitted with sensors that can control the light based on occupancy, but also dim when sufficient daylight is present to maintain desired light levels.
By connecting lighting to an IT network, facility managers and users can realize and understand usage at a very detailed level. Using the integrated software by Igor, power consumption can be examined and lighting needs adjusted to match the space. The system can also automate lighting for the building to match desires and energy conservation plans. For example, a facility manager could adjust the lighting for areas that have a high amount of natural light and deploy more daylight harvesting. Further, individual fixtures can be adjusted to an office worker's preference over their workspace without disrupting or changing the rest of the space.
Author: Garth Miller Published: 26 Apr 2014